The religious and political leaders were debating Jesus leading up to Mark 12:28-34. They had planned to trap Jesus by asking some controversial questions on taxes and marriage. Their ultimate aim was to find an excuse to kill Jesus. A scribe noticed that Jesus had answered their questions perfectly so he asked another question, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”
Jesus answers, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. (Verses 30-31).”
A person never fails as long as loving God and neighbor is a part of their life. To truly live this day with God, let us be taught the most important responsibility which is inviting Christ into our life to guide each step we take and build strong relationships between God, our families, and our neighbors.
This day, we pray that all see the common denominator of life. To love You Lord and to love our neighbor as Your child. We desire to learn this principle taught by Christ and we invite Him into our heart to guide our every step today. We step ahead with hope, growing in faith, and accept Your grace to refuel us day by day. We walk from a place of doom to where we can bloom on this journey of life with Christ. Amen.